Cosmopolitan held their first ever Careers Masterclass on tuesday evening in London, however, they didn't leave out us aspiring northerners, bringing the event to Manchester the following evening with a fabulous (and extremely knowledgable) panel of experts with them!
The panel- lead by Cosmo's Editor Louise Court- consisted of:
Lizzi Hosking, Cosmo's Entertainment Director
Sarah Hall, senior publicist at Sony Music, which represents Pink
Rachel Burke-Davies, breakfast show co-presenter for Capital FM Manchester
Rachel Hardy, communications manager for Lime Pictures (Hollyoaks, TOWIE, Geordie Shore)
Pat McNulty, Cosmo's Digital Editor
5.) Don't get disheartened: Its a competitive industry, so unfortunately the risk of rejection runs high. However, don't get put off applying for positions just because you think you might get a no. At the end of the day a no isn't the end of the world and everything happens for a reason, so keep trying!
Fingers crossed armed with my new found knowledge I'll bag myself a top placement pretty fast! Good luck to everyone else looking out there too!
Arrival to the Cosmo Masterclass!
Checking out the goodies!
The Panel! (From L-R: Louise Court, Rachel Hardy, Rachel Burke-Davies, Sarah Hall, Lizzi Hosking Pat McNulty)
Sarah Hall giving more advice!
Louise Court poses for a photo with a fan
A big thank-you has to go out to the Cosmo team and panel for all the amazing advice they gave throughout the event. Afterwards some panelists stayed back to speak to guests individually and give out more 1 on 1 advice which was really great and such a fantastic opportunity. Cosmo will be hosting their second masterclass next month (14th May) which will be their Superblogger Masterclass (V. exciting for all my blogger buddies!!). This event will just be taking place in London, however they have a fantastic panel made up of:
Pat McNulty, Digital Editor of Cosmopolitan.co.uk
Social-media manager for Next
Founder of social-media agency Gleam Digital
Kat Williams, Blogger who runs cult wedding site Rocknrollbride.com
Andreas Pouros, COO of Greenlight Digital
Founder of influential style blog Fashionfoiegras.com
For more info on the event check out the Cosmo website here.
On a quick final note, I couldn't finish the post and not mention the ah-may-zing goody bag we picked up at the event. It was full of some great beauty products- fantastic sizes and definitely one of the most generous goody bags I have received!
- Little White Lie: Tanning Lotion (125ml)
- DHC: Deep Cleansing Oil (70ml)
- Umberto Gianniini: Frizzi Miracle Worker with Argan Oil (125ml)
- Palmer's: Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E (250ml)
- Bronze Ambition: Fake Don't Bake Tanning Cream (75ml)
- Velvotan: The Original Tanning Mit
- Kleenex: Shine Absorbing Sheets (x50)
- NYC: Expert Last Lip Colour in Flirty
- Miners: Dip & Define Eye Powder in Cloud 9
- DenTek: Complete Clean Floss Picks (x1)
- Popchips: Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips (23g)
I will have lots of fun checking out all these goodies properly, so look out for future reviews!
I am off to finish up my dissertation now folks, (and apply for jobs of course!)
However, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the post! Where you at the masterclass? If so, what did you take from the event? Or are you going to the Superblogger event next month? Let me know!!
Ciao for now!